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Jazz & Pop

  • Bachelor's
  • 4 years, full-time
  • English
  • Arnhem

Join Jazz and Pop at the ArtEZ Academy of Music in Arnhem. This music education leaves you artistically and stylistically free to find your own sound.

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Jazz & Pop

Why choose Jazz & Pop Arnhem?

English-language course

The course offers many opportunities to get in contact with international students and lecturers, which allows you to build a strong, international network during your studies.

Own musical direction

With 17 major subjects, you will discover all forms of jazz and pop in this course and gradually determine which musical direction you would like to pursue.

The real thing

Discover the largest string class for jazz and pop in the Netherlands! You will work together with other musicians as well as with dancers, theatre makers and visual artists.

Artistic development

Find your own niche. Your lecturers are renowned musicians who will assist you in developing your own musical personality.

Learn from the best

You will attend master classes given by well-known jazz and pop bands and musicians, for example as part of the Band in Residence project.

Idiosyncratic education

Idiosyncrasy and artistry: these are the two main components of this course. Develop your own talent and discover who you are as a musician.

The Bachelor of Jazz & Pop in Arnhem introduces you to all styles of music in the first year. After that broad year, you are free to go your own way. You can specialise in any form of jazz, latin or pop, such as bebop, fusion, free improvisation, rock, soul, hip hop, dance, cuban or modern creative jazz. The course in Arnhem is the Academy of Music for the cheeky student who makes their own choices. 
The Bachelor of Jazz & Pop in Arnhem helps you develop your own musical personality. This is achieved not only by mastering the finer points of your instrument in a traditional way, but also by deciding for yourself what you want to play. The course offers you the unique opportunity to collaborate with the other art courses housed in the same building in Arnhem, such as Music Theatre and Composition for Film & Theatre, but also, for example, Dance, Theatre, Fine Art, Creative Writing, Fashion and other disciplines. 
At the end of the course you are ready to start your own professional practice. Your instrument is central to this, but you have the choice to do more than just make music. Thanks to the study you will be qualified to teach. You will also get to know other elements of professional practice, from social media and finance to business expertise. 

You can also take the Jazz & Pop course in a Dutch version with different emphases in Zwolle.

Music preparatory programme

ArtEZ has several preparatory programmes in preparation for the bachelor of Music. Click here to see the possibilities.

As a basis for the bachelor MediaMusic or Composing for Film, you may attend to the external preparatory programme Film Scoring and Production at the Musicube Academy in Bonn.

Music Contract Education

Part of the curriculum of the programmes can be followed through contract education. Following and completing a course or course component can lead to a study completion statement or certificate. As a contract student you can use the same facilities as regular students. Registration is possible throughout the year.
Contract education Arnhem
Contract education Enschede
Contract education Zwolle